Your Legacy Leadership: 4 Key Elements to Enduring Excellence

legacy-leadership-izabella-lundbergby Izabela Lundberg, Featured Contributor

YOUR Leadership Legacy is all about learning from past experiences, living life in the moment and building for the future. Leadership Legacy is all about being human and finding deeper meaning in life while positively impacting others.

Leadership Legacy is not bound by age or even social-economic status. It really represents a body of work at each stage of your carrier path that contributes to a solid foundation of your personal and professional growth. As a result, your leadership legacy expands with each new experience, a new bold idea or innovation that you courageously acted on that then inspired others to do the same. There’s just nothing better than to contribute in such a meaningful way!

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

                                                                                                                                       ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What I find fascinating is that people often think that they don’t make meaningful contributions only because it’s hard for them to measure the impact of their actions. More to the point, they are focusing on the end of their carrier or life as the time to leave that legacy.

Many have asked me how to create the legacy leadership that starts now and that will last beyond carrier or lifetime. I would say that legacy occurs when you create a climate of leadership through your organization and in your life. Simply put, the magic of Legacy Leadership can be summarized in this formula – with thanks to Dennis Pitocco, Publisher & Executive Editor of BIZCATALYST 360° –[message type=”custom” width=”100%” start_color=”#D8D8D8″ end_color=”#D8D8D8″ border=”#BBBBBB” color=”#333333″]

Legacy Leadership = Impact x Breadth x Duration x Multiplicity

IMPACT – how much you improve things! We all need improvement on personal and professional levels – the key is to know what and how to reach high performance impact…which is an art all its own.
BREADTH – measures how far your reach extends! With today’s technologies accessible to almost anyone, you can have a global impact rather fast. The key is to offer a valuable solution, invention, information or service. With that, you will be amazed how your scope and scale of reach may change.
DURATION – calculates how far into the future what you build today will carry into the future! Indeed, a select number of leaders see their legacies unfold during their lifetime…but last long after they are gone. Whether it’s a company or a country (think Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela) the work and their vision continues.
MULTIPLICITY – is all about how much those that follow you build upon the things you have created! Can anyone duplicate your results, and even do it better? This is not about hype or quick wins, instead it’s leading with consistent value.[/message]

Are you hungry for more Legacy Leadership? Are you ready to start building your own enduring legacy? Then please be one of the first to subscribe to my new,  complimentary Legacy Leadership 360° EXECUBRIEF.


Izabela Lundberg
Izabela Lundberg
As a passionate advocate of lifelong learning and thought leadership, Izabela proudly prides herself and ethically serves as a transformational leader delivering global business advisory, coaching, strategy through leadership and organizational development, and innovative learning High-Performance Impact Method™ framework at Legacy Leaders Institute. By aligning and supporting business growth objectives, she works side by side with executive leaders from Startups to Fortune 500 companies. For more than two decades, Izabela demonstrated a unique ability to identify, create, and deliver solutions to complex global business challenges with her unique perspective. As a result, she successfully increased talent and team engagement, performance, revenues, and overall organizational impact in dozens of selected companies. Today, Izabela helps talent and teams come together to accomplish more than ever before with her progressive solutions and worldview (living in six countries, speaking six languages, traveling to over 45 countries, and working with diverse teams from over 100 countries). Besides, Izabela earned a Master of Science in Leadership and Organization from the University of Denver with a focus on Strategic Innovation & Change and Organizational Development & Training. She is #1 International Best Selling author and her book, The World Messenger, that is highly respected by academics, athletes, and business leaders worldwide. To receive a signed copy, go to right NOW! Need to speak with Izabela right of way? Follow & Connect with Izabela on LinkedIn and email her at [email protected]. Game On, Champions!

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  1. Great article….I absolutely love the formula. I felt a gut punch when I read your words about people not thinking they have made a meanigful contribution because of the inability to measure the impact of their action(s).

    Thx for a great article!

    • Very good set of questions CWM! Key is to engage whole team while seeking answers… Game on!!!